Colts propose popular new NFL overtime rule


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The Indianapolis Colts may have a solution to solving the NFL’s overtime debacle.

The question came to the fore after the AFC Divisional Weekend game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.

It was a hard-fought match that required extra time to decide.

However, the Bills never had the opportunity to drive the ball downfield and score.

Instead, the Chiefs scored a touchdown on the first possession to end the game.

There are those who argue, however, that Buffalo should have had a chance to score, given how well they were playing.

With that in mind, NFL.com columnist Judy Battista shared a summary of what’s in the Colts’ proposal for the revised overtime rules.

Battista said: “The Colts have submitted a proposal to guarantee each team OT possession, according to a league source – – if approved, the rule change would apply to the regular season AND the post- season. Again, it’s unclear how much support there is for such a change.

There might be some support for the new rules, given that the post-regulation draw isn’t expected to give much power.

However, there will always be inherent flaws in the rules and the overtime rule is no exception.

But it looks like the current setup is okay, especially with what happened in the AFC Championship game.

The Cincinnati Bengals found a way

For some reason, the Chiefs were in overtime for the second straight week and they were favored to win after correctly calling the toss.

However, the Cincinnati Bengals made a save to give their team the chance to seal the win.

Jessie Bates III tipped the ball intended for Tyreek Hill to Vonn Bell and possession eventually led to an Evan McPherson field goal.

This streak proved that the current overtime rule is a good one.

If the other team wins the toss, then their defense must step up and stop.




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